‘She wanted spontaneity, adventure… I said I can be spontaneous… I just need a little bit of time to plan.’
Peta is new in town and ready for whatever London has to throw at her. She’s looking for romance, for friendship, for exciting people to lead her on big adventures. But being an independent woman in the new millennium isn’t easy, especially when there’s a constant reminder of the life you’re trying to escape.
With each new encounter, Peta flirts with what might have been, but has the journey to London put enough distance between her and her past?
Chloë Moss’s play How Love Is Spelt is a fascinating and funny play, which premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2004. It was revived by Brickdust and Project One at Southwark Playhouse in 2019.
‘The finest and most assured writing to be found outside the National Theatre this year… a moving and mature study of love, loneliness and the need to define one’s identity… One of the year’s undoubted highlights’
— Evening Standard
‘Moss’s writing evokes these nocturnal collisions beautifully, using silence as powerfully as words, and brittle comedy as deftly as tremendous sadness’
‘A remarkably assured new talent. I can’t remember a play in recent years that so adroitly captured the difficulty of being young and alone in the capital or did so with such refreshing humour…There’s nothing loud or brash about this drama of youthful disillusion, but it’s well worth shouting about’
— Daily Telegraph